/pek"euhr wood'/, n.
1. Midland and Southern U.S. woodpecker.
2. Southern U.S. Slang (disparaging and offensive). See poor white.
3. Southern U.S. small or insignificant: He makes a living farming and running a peckerwood sawmill.
[1825-35, Amer.; PECKER + WOOD1; inversion of WOODPECKER]

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